Wrongful Death Lawyer CT
Losing a loved one is devastating—but if that death was preventable, caused by the negligence or malicious intent of another, you may also be facing complex emotions and unexpected financial hardship. Although nothing can make up for your loss, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you get justice for your loved one’s death.
In the State of Connecticut, most wrongful death claims must be filed within two years. This is a difficult time, and you may feel overwhelmed, but it is imperative that you reach out to a wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible to discuss your case. At Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, we understand what you’re going through, and we’ll help you explore your legal options with compassion and support.
When Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?
You can file a wrongful death claim if your loved one has died of a preventable cause due to:
- An auto accident
- A commercial transportation accident (train, airplane, etc.)
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- A criminal act
- A workplace accident or hazardous exposure
Even if the responsible party is already facing criminal charges for your loved one’s death, you may still file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Under Connecticut law, a wrongful death claim may be filed by an executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate, whether they named that person in their will or were court-appointed, if no estate plan was prepared. Wrongful death compensation can also be sought by a surviving spouse and/or minor children in the form of a “loss of consortium” claim.
What Can I Expect When I Work with a Lawyer for Wrongful Death Claims?
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the defendant cannot be given prison time or other penalties—you can only seek financial compensation. Damages will typically cover the cost of funeral and burial expenses as well as any necessary medical, hospital, and nursing services resulting from your loved one’s accident or mistreatment. The court may also award damages based on pain and suffering your loved one endured, their lost earning capacity, and the impact on a surviving spouse.
Why Choose Mahon, Quinn & Mahon When You Need the Best Wrongful Death Attorney
While grieving the loss of your loved one, it can be difficult to piece together the facts to determine if you have a possible wrongful death case. Connecticut law differs from other states, and you’ll need the best wrongful death attorney possible to get knowledgeable representation. Mahon, Quinn & Mahon has a track record you can trust, with more than 40 years of experience. We can help you take the necessary steps to get the outcome that you—and your loved one—deserve.
To learn more about Mahon, Quinn & Mahon attorney for wrongful death services, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.